El Segundo, Culver City To Play For Ocean League Title

The Ocean League title is on the line Friday at 6 p.m. when No. 20 El Segundo visits Culver City in the final league and regular-season game for both teams.

If El Segundo (11-4, 7-0) wins, the Eagles win the Ocean League outright and earn an automatic playoff spot. If Culver City (7-9, 6-1) wins, the teams would tie for first place with one loss each — El Segundo beat Culver 14-9 earlier this season — and would need a league tie-breaker to determine the automatic playoff qualifier.

In either event, the loser can lobby for an at-large playoff spot at Sunday’s coaches meeting, at which at-large bids and tournament seeding will be decided.

El Segundo remained unbeaten in Ocean League play with Wednesday’s 18-9 win over visiting Beverly Hills. Sophomore attack Cory Lund (5g, 6a) and senior attack John Lang (4g, 3a) led the Eagles offense. Junior attack Preston Quashnick scored four goals, and senior middie Nolan Roles scored two. Senior middie Tyler Rayman contributed two assists.

Culver City lost 20-5 to No. 7 Crespi on Wednesday, the Centaurs’ eighth nonleague loss to a Top 15 opponent this season. Culver City’s schedule strength ranks No. 18 among 48 teams in the L.A. division of the Southern Section.